411 higher education researchers – 193 Master’s researchers and 218 PhD researchers – will benefit from Ksh 3 billion that the government has provided them.
They were selected from a list of 1700 applicants for the research funds. The Master’s students will get half a million shillings each while the PhD students will get 2 million shillings.
The National Research Fund’s plan was launched yesterday in Nairobi. The CEO, Jemima Onsare, said that the funds are to cover postgraduates (Master’s and PhD), multidisciplinary and multi-institutional and infrastructure. Per multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional project, there will be 20 million shillings.
CS Fred Matiang’i said that the NRF would continue to encourage research with further funding.
20 universities were given infrastructure money for the improvement of research equipment.